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Mike Trout #27 (right) and Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels talk in the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The best of Angels star Mike Trout

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You needn't be a sabermetrics devotee to know that Mike Trout, the 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels outfielder, is the best all-around player in baseball. So it was quite a bargain that he was paid $510,000 last season but led all of MLB in Wins Above Replacement.

Trout and the Angels agreed to a new one-year contract earlier this season that gives him a nearly 100-percent raise and pays him seven figures for the first time in his baseball life. Trout will now make a cool $1 million, which is a nice chunk of change for a 22-year-old but still tiddlywinks compared to his peers.
Mike Oz